United Educators Credit Union wraps up a busy Financial Literacy Month

EDEN PRAIRIE, MN (May 12, 2017) — During April, United Educators Credit Union (UECU) partnered with a number of organizations to further financial literacy efforts.

Commissioner Mike Rothman, Minnesota Department of Commerce brought personal finance information out into the schools. In Mound, kindergartners demonstrated their vast understanding of needs and wants. Nancy Carlson, author and illustrator partnered with the Commissioner to bring financial capability to kindergarteners at Sonnesyn Elementary School in New Hope. Nancy read her book, “Start Saving Henry” and afterwards she and the Commissioner further explained Save, Share, Spend concepts through ‘doodling and discussion’.

UECU and Project Friendship, a non-profit that serves women in the west metro, co-sponsored a financial wellness seminar, ‘Financial Wellness for Women’. Attendees enjoyed a complimentary dinner and free child care while listening to key note speakers share their personal finance stories of hope and inspiration.

Darryl Dahlheimer (LSS) and Terry Weber (UECU) co-presented to a group of math educators at their annual conference for Minnesota math educators. Twenty-two attendees received continuing education credits as well as learned techniques on how to teach personal finance in the classroom.

Finally, April brought a close to the financial literacy calendar contest. The Financial Literacy Month theme, ‘Give a Hoot about Savings’ presented the perfect opportunity to collaborate with the U of M, Raptor Center. For every calendar artwork submitted, UECU will be donating a $1 to the Raptor Center to support owl rehabilitation. Additionally, one of the entrant’s name will be drawn to receive a visit to their school from Hootie the Owl and his raptor specialist.

“It is especially rewarding to partner every year with such outstanding organizations that share the same vision in furthering financial wellness. We can accomplish far more when we all work together,” said Andre Thibault, VP of Marketing and Member Experience.

About United Educators Credit Union (UECU)

UECU, a not-for-profit financial cooperative, has been helping members and their families reach their life-long financial goals for 88 years. Located in Wyomissing, PA, the Credit Union serves its 47,000 members nationwide with convenient online and mobile banking services. Without shareholders or branches to maintain, UECU pays members back with no to low fees, cashback rewards, savings rates consistently higher than the national average, BaZing checking benefits, and affordable rates on loans, credit cards, and mortgages. Lifetime membership benefits include financial education, access to financial and retirement planning services, insurance services, and more. Credit union membership is open to Utility and Energy employees and families nationwide, as well as Pennsylvania residents. UECU is among the 4% of US credit unions to receive the Best of Bauer Status for having earned BauerFinancial’s 5-Star Rating for financial strength for over 30 years! UECU has also been ranked as one of the top 200 healthiest credit unions in the US by To learn more about UECU’s exclusive member benefits, visit or call 800.288.6423.


Erica Gates, Lead Marketing Communications Specialist
Utilities Employees Credit Union (UECU)
(800) 288-6423, ext. 4016 ●

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